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Flagellar length fluctuations: quantitative dependence on length control mechanism

  title={Flagellar length fluctuations: quantitative dependence on length control mechanism},
  author={Swayamshree Patra and Debashish Chowdhury},
Organelles of optimum size are crucial for proper functioning of a living cell. The cell employs various mechanisms for actively sensing and controlling the size of its organelles [1]. Recently Bauer et al have opened a new research frontier in the field of subcellular size control by shedding light on the noise and fluctuations of organelles of controlled size [2]. Taking eukaryotic flagellum as a model organelle, which is quite popular for such studies because of its linear geometry and… 

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Subcellular size.

  • W. Marshall
  • Biology
    Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology
  • 2015
All of the same conceptual questions about size in organisms apply equally at the level of single cells. What determines the size, not only of the whole cell, but of all of its parts? What ensures